Rolling out of Rolla this sign was right outside our motel.
Did some USA pic taking
We pulled into Steelville, MO and they had a theme of canoes all over the place. It is reminiscent of Bennington, VT with their moose's. Called the Floating Capital of the World (their name, not mine) so they put up all these canoes I guess
In Cuba, MO grabbed this restore Phillips 66 gas station.
Amelia Earhart visited Cuba, so they painted a mural in her honor. They are more of these around Cuba.
Some views for the road
|Just outside of Polosi MO|
We hit St Genevieve, MO right around 230pm. St Genevieve is oldest permanent European settlement in Missouri. Guess there were Indians here before that. St Genevieve was here before Jefferson bought the place from the French on a distressed sale.
This is where we crossed the Mississippi
Traveling along the Great River Rd
Just couldn't resist stopping here for another stamp. Ink comes in all different colors and sizes ya know.
In Jonesboro we stopped at Dixie's BBQ. Now nothing really significant about this place other than I needed a receipt for the 15 15 15 side dish for Smoke Chasing. So I get to talking with the girl at the counter, explaining what I want and there still was a puzzled look on her face. To make things simple, I ordered a pulled pork sandwich, but told her I just wanted the receipt and she could keep the sandwich. Again that puzzled look came on her face. I exited the joint with my receipt, some $5 or $6 short and I didn't even end up using the receipt. Makes me think of Nicholson in 5 Easy Pieces.
Reminds me of Newt during the Republican Debates
Not to neglect the Tour of Honor for the Wounded Warrior Project. King Neptune was a Navy mascot that helped raise 19,000,000 for the building of the battleship Illinois. That would be around 250,000,000 in today's bucks.
We finally pull into Metropolis, IL the home to Superman. This was an official declaration by the Illinois State legislature. Metropolis has an industry which converts uranium for use in nuclear power plants. Maybe it is kryptonite in disguise.
Our nighttime accommodations. This is actually a river boat, at least where the casino is.
Kool puniethyks, stia drib, stia enalp, on, sti namrepus, comes from 1969, Room 339, Washington Hall, Ohio University during one of those memorable late nights. It is Look up in the Sky, It's a bird, It's a plane, no, It's Superman, backwards. Hence the title.